The Hungarian Scientific community has made it clear that they refuse the Government’s draft bill regarding the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

MTA (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) held an international press conference on 12 June, 2019

László Lovász, President of MTA, indicated in his speech that the planned institutional and financing framework goes against European principles of research funding and threatens academic freedom. The president added that passing the draft bill would not increase the innovative capacity of Hungary, while an unbalanced role for government priorities and control in science may soon become an alarming example that may be copied by other governments in the EU.

For detailed information on the negotiations and developments of the past 12 months, please check out the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.